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Project Give is December 14th!

It’s a day-long celebration of giving!

This holiday season, help give hope and health to people in need in Ottawa. Join CBC Ottawa and the Ottawa Food Bank on Friday, Dec. 14 for the annual fundraiser and special broadcast, Project Give.

We will be out in the community with CBC from sunrise to sundown, bringing you a special day of LIVE radio and TV broadcasts, music, stories, prizes, and charitable giving.

This year, CBC Ottawa will present a whole day of LIVE broadcasts with your favourite local hosts and reporters. Ottawa MorningAll in a Day and News at 6 will be live from the National Art Centre raising money in support of the Ottawa Food Bank.

Every month, more than 37,524 people are helped by the Ottawa Food Bank and their community food program agencies. Your support through CBC Project Give makes an important difference in their lives.

Ways to Donate:

1. Click here to donate online

2. Call 613-714-HELP (4357) on Friday, Dec. 14 from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. to donate.

3. Visit us at the NAC any time between 5:30AM and 7PM or stop by Equator Coffee (412 Churchill Ave) between 7 and 8:45 AM and visit us with CBC’s Stu Mills! Also For every cup of coffee purchased on Dec. 14 at any of their three locations, Equator Coffee Roasters will be giving the equivalent amount in ground coffee to the Ottawa Food Bank.

Our Table Cookbook:

This year, CBC Ottawa asked CBC Ottawa journalists and community partners to share their go-to recipes and the stories behind them. These recipes have been put into a limited edition cookbook that is called OUR TABLE because it includes a collection of memories and meals “from our table to yours”.

On Friday, Dec. 14, visit us at the National Arts Centre during our special Project Give programming and get your copy of OUR TABLE for a suggested minimum donation of $40. All proceeds will go to the Ottawa Food Bank.

Schedule Details:

5:30-8:30 a.m. | Ottawa Morning
Wake up with Ottawa Morning live from Equator Coffee Roasters at the National Arts Centre. Host Robyn Bresnahan will be joined by featured guests every hour—a local gelato maker, an athlete, a singer. This special show will include live musical performances by Rebecca NoelleKimberly Sunstrum and Lynn Miles, plus the first 50 people to join us will get a coupon for a free cup of coffee.

12-1 p.m. | Noontime concert on the stairs (and get your copy of OUR TABLE)
Join Lucy van Oldenbarneveld and Adrian Harewood, co-hosts of CBC Ottawa News at 6, for a free concert on the Thorsteinson​ Glass Staircase featuring local gypsy jazz band, Django Libre. The Ottawa ensemble will get the energy going with their upbeat tunes. Plus, you can get your copy of the limited edition CBC Ottawa community cookbook, OUR TABLE. The cookbook includes recipes from our CBC Ottawa journalists and will be available for a suggested minimum donation of $40. You can ask Lucy and Adrian about their recipes, help support the food bank and get the perfect holiday gift (and we’ll even gift wrap it for you)!

3-6 p.m. | All In A Day
Swing by the NAC public spaces after work for live musical performances by MoonfruitsRia Mae and Amy Millan, Torquil Campbell and Christopher McCarron of Stars in Peter A. Herrndorf Place. Stick around for giveaways and great conversation with host Alan Neal, plus prizes and a few surprises. More details to come.

6-7 p.m. | CBC Ottawa News at 6 
Rounding up the highlights of the day, Lucy van Oldenbarneveld and Adrian Harewood will have fundraising updates, interviews and stories as part of a special CBC Ottawa News at 6. 

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